• (RP) IPA: /ˈpɛd.ɪs.əl/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈpɛd.əˌsɛl/

pedicel (plural pedicels)

  1. (botany) A stalk of an individual flower (or fruit, e.g., once fertilised); a stalk bearing a single flower or spore-producing body within a cluster.
    Synonyms: footstalk, strig
    cot en
    • 2004, Martine Dorais et al., 5: Greenhouse Tomato Fruit Cuticle Cracking, Jules Janick (editor), Horticultural Reviews, Volume 30, Wiley, page 170 ↗,
      Water flux through the pedicel could also be involved in tomato fruit CC.[cuticle cracking]
  2. (mycology) A stalk of a fungus fruiting body.
  3. (anatomy) A stalk-shaped body part; an anatomical part that resembles a stem or stalk.
  4. (zoology) A narrow stalk-like body part connecting specific segments in certain insects and some other arthropods.
    Synonyms: petiole
    1. A petiole; the connection between the thorax and abdomen of an insect of suborder Apocrita.
    2. The connection between the cephalothorax and abdomen of a spider.
      • 1996, Michael J. Roberts, Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe, Collins, page 10,
        Spiders have the body clearly divided into two pieces which are joined by a narrow stalk, the pedicel.
    3. The second segment of the antenna of an insect, between the scape and the flagellum.
  5. (zoology) The segment of an antler that attaches to the head of a cervid.
    • 1963, Journal of Mammalogy, American Society of Mammalogists, page 87 ↗,
      Table 5 lists 14 does with 1 or both antlers and 4 does and 1 doe fawn with incipient antler pedicels like those on male fawns.
Translations Translations
  • Spanish: pedicelo
  • Spanish: pedicelo

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.006
Offline English dictionary